This course aims to give you the knowledge you need to understand the impact of and key issues surrounding the safeguarding of adults and children. This includes how to recognise, respond to and reduce the likelihood of abuse.

  • Course duration: 4 hours
  • Learning method(s): Online learning materials with online assessment

Within this Safeguarding Adults and Children training, you will cover the following:

Section 1: Understanding the principles of safeguarding adults
In this section you will cover the main types of abuse and harm an individual may be at risk of experiencing, as well as the importance of being treated with dignity and respect when coming forward about a case of abuse.

Section 2: Reducing the likelihood of abuse
This section covers the expected levels of dignity and rights within a care environment and you will examine the importance of individualised care, the various safeguarding policies in place and managing potential risks.

Section 3: Responding to suspected or disclosed abuse
In this section you will look at what course of action to take if abuse of an adult is suspected, as well as local whistle-blowing policy procedures.

Section 4: Protecting people from harm and abuse – locally and nationally
This section covers possible barriers to alerting or referring relevant agencies to an alleged case of abuse, as well as legislation in place currently which relates to the sharing of information.

Section 5: Safeguarding children
This section explores what procedures to follow if a child or young person is suspected of experiencing abuse.

For more information visit the skills network website.